Definitions for informal
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word informal.
"conservative people unaccustomed to informal dress"; "an informal free-and-easy manner"; "an informal gathering of friends"
not officially recognized or controlled
"an informal agreement"; "a loose organization of the local farmers"
used of spoken and written language
cozy, intimate, informaladjective
having or fostering a warm or friendly and informal atmosphere
"had a cozy chat"; "a relaxed informal manner"; "an intimate cocktail lounge"; "the small room was cozy and intimate"
Not formal or ceremonious; casual.
an informal get-together
Not in accord with the usual regulations; unofficial.
an informal agreement
Suited for everyday use.
Reflecting everyday, non-ceremonious usage.
Not organized; not structured or planned.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Offering an information; accusing. A word not used.
Etymology: from inform.
These poor informal women are no more
But instruments of some more mightier member,
That sets them on. William Shakespeare, Meas. for Measure.
Informal refers to anything casual, relaxed, or not adhering to strict rules, procedures or standards, usually used in the context of communication, language, dress code, gatherings or settings. It is the opposite of formal, which indicates a strict adherence to rules, standards, or a certain level of decorum.
not in the regular, usual, or established form; not according to official, conventional, prescribed, or customary forms or rules; irregular; hence, without ceremony; as, an informal writting, proceeding, or visit
deranged in mind; out of one's senses
Etymology: [Pref. in- not + formal.]
A conversation, occasion or meeting that is friendly, peaceful and fun.
We love to meet with our work friends in an informal manner so we can all get to know each other that does not involve our work roles.
Submitted by MaryC on June 25, 2016
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'informal' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3869
Rank popularity for the word 'informal' in Adjectives Frequency: #525
The numerical value of informal in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of informal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
An informal complaint was made through command channels, and the commander has already assigned an investigating officer and the investigation is ongoing, the command is extremely sensitive to any allegations that involve equal opportunity or discrimination and will investigate every allegation.
Over time the chant was formalized in the local SAE chapter and was taught to pledges as part of the formal and informal leadership process, it is clear that during the four years since the chant was brought to the university campus, its existence was known by recent members and ... it became part of the institutionalized culture of the chapter.
They offer a rare glimpse into the informal or private world of medieval monks, personally, I love the thumbprint, which was left by a careless scribe who spilled ink on his work. It seems so fresh and human, yet it happened 700 years ago.
There is no fair labor law, no free union law, and there is no change in economic policies, factories are shutting down and there are fewer jobs while the informal sector is gigantic ... When the revolution happened, people thought they will get their rights. But policies remained the same.
We wanted to be able to guide people on a common, in fact the most popular informal childcare option prevalent in our community, the aspects of social engagement hypothesized to be responsible for the benefits on cognition( positive mood, mental stimulation, increased activity) were highly relevant to activity as a grandparent.
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Translations for informal
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- غير رسميArabic
- informalCatalan, Valencian
- zwanglos, unförmlich, informell, inoffiziellGerman
- φιλικός, ανεπίσημοςGreek
- informal, familiarSpanish
- غیر رسمیPersian
- familier, informelFrench
- 日常, 普段, 内々, 口語, 非公式, 褻Japanese
- неформальный, неофициальный, непринуждённыйRussian
- không chính thứcVietnamese
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